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Four Earn Spots on NSCAA All-Region Squads

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Tatiana Saunders (pictured) and Aurelia Solomon earned second-team All-Region honors....     By Jason Roberts/Envision

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Dartmouth women's soccer team had four players earn National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region accolades. Tatiana Saunders (Rye, N.Y.) and Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.) led the Dartmouth contingent with second-team honors while Chrissy Lozier (Fairfield, Conn.) and Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) earned third team accolades.

This is the first time since the 2009 season that the Big Green have placed players on the All-Region teams and Dartmouth's four players are the most since the 2001 season when it also had four players earn all-region honors.

Princeton and Harvard also placed players on the All-Region team. The Tigers placed two players on the All-Region team with Ivy League Player of the Year Jen Hoy earning first team honors while Lauren Lazo was on the third team. Harvard's Meg Casscells-Hamby and Erika Garcia were also honored as third-team selections.

Saunders, a 2012 first-team All-Ivy selection, boasted a 0.72 goals against average in 1491:37 of time in net. She tallied an Ivy League-best seven shutouts while making a career-best 60 saves. She allowed just 12 goals and boasted a .833 saves percentage.

Solomon, a tri-captain for the Big Green, was a stalwart on the backline for the Big Green during her senior season. She helped the Dartmouth defense limit opponents to just 9.6 shots per game, while also showcasing some offensive skills with the game-winning goal against Penn (Oct. 13). Solomon and the Big Green defense only allowed 13 goals throughout the season and had a team goals against average of 0.74. Solomon, a first-team All-Ivy selection, was also named Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 15.

Lozier, a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection in 2012, helped the Dartmouth squad to a nine-game turnaround this past fall. The midfielder scored a team-best eight goals and took 56 shots while ranking second in points with 16.

Brush, a senior tri-captain, led the team with 19 points on seven goals and five assists. Her five assists were tops for a Big Green player and her seven goals ranked second. Additionally, she led the squad with three game-winning goals.  For her efforts, she was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Sept. 10. Brush was a first-team All-Ivy selection, her second consecutive All-Ivy honor.

Dartmouth, led by second year head coach Theresa Romagnolo, finished in second place in the Ivy League standings with a 13-4-0, 6-1-0 record and on a seven-game winning streak. The Big Green's winning percentage was the second highest in school history.